The dropping temperatures in Shelby aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Hopper Heating and Air a call at 704-233-7363 or set up an appointment with us online.